St. Edward Catholic Church to gather women for group sharing

St. Edward Catholic Church will hold a gathering for women to share faith and joy. (Photo taken from Eventbrite)

St. Edward Catholic Church will host the Denim and Diamonds Brunch on Saturday, April 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Club 19 Pembroke Lakes to allow women to have a discussion with one another.

Denim and Diamonds Brunch

According to the Eventbrite post, the purpose of the Denim and Diamond event is to provide a setting for women to come together and talk about their spirituality and the things that bring them joy.

The event will reportedly begin with a brunch with a keynote speaker and raffles.

Sue DeFerrari, Director of the Ministry of MorningStar Renewal Center in Pinecrest, will join the event to share valuable messages with the women in the community.

In addition, the event is supported by merchants who have the opportunity to sell their products. Permitted vendors are limited, and only one per category may be present.

About St. Edward Catholic Church

In one of his final acts before retiring, Archbishop Edward McCarthy was responsible for establishing the Saint Edward Catholic Church in 1995. 

The church was reportedly named after Edward the Confessor. The church is anticipated to be the first religious institution in Broward County to be constructed west of Interstate 75. 

In under five years, the community would explode, going from only a few dozen parishioners to thousands of people.

Moreover, in 1994, Fr. Michael J. Eivers, a charismatic missionary priest born in Ireland, left St. Boniface to take over as the first pastor of the church that was established the following year. 

Before moving to a movie theater around Pines Boulevard and Flamingo Road for weekend services, liturgies were held in people's houses in Silver Lakes for the first few months. 

After using the facilities at Walter C. Young Middle School for a short time, the parish relocated in 1997 to the Chapel Trail Elementary School cafeteria, which offered more space in the western direction.

As mentioned, a groundbreaking ceremony for a multipurpose facility was performed on October 4, 1998, at 19000 Pines Boulevard. The project's construction was underway the following day. 

On October 24, 1999, the grounds of St. Edward's were the location of the first liturgy to be held there. On January 22, 2000, Archbishop Emeritus McCarthy and Archbishop John Favalora presided over the official Dedication Mass held at the cathedral.

Furthermore, within the context of the Archdiocese of Miami in modern times, the completion of construction was notable for being one of the quickest to occur for establishing a new parish. 

It was previously determined that St. Edward was the first church constructed in Broward County to the west of Interstate 75. 

In 2004, additional work was done on the land, and the parking facilities located to the west increased.

The community reached a significant new benchmark in May 2019, when it paid off the mortgage on the land that houses the church, marking the community's ongoing expansion and progress. 

Between June 2019 and March 2020, the entire structure of the church went through extensive restorations in many different locations.

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